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Motorists’ diversion programs defended by Kandiyohi County sheriff


WILLMAR –– Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog asked legislators Tuesday to do what they can to preserve driver diversion programs that the state auditor claims are illegal.

Hartog said Kandiyohi County's “Driver Awareness Diversion” class provides valuable education to people who commit minor traffic violations and the revenue that’s generated is used to fund valuable programs, including “Project Lifesaver.”

A state auditor’s report said the programs are illegal.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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